Our annual visit to Monster Jam in Tampa has become a family tradition. Unfortunately, for the second year in a row it falls on the same date as another huge event in Tampa, that my boys work at each year so they can’t come with us 🙁 On the plus side it means we get to bless some friends with tickets to the crazy fun, and loud night at Raymond James Stadium. Monster Jam is fun for the entire family, though you may want ear protection for little ones who are sensitive to loud noises. We each have our favorite trucks and drivers that we cheer for all night long!
This year is the 25th anniversary of Monster Jam and it’s Grave Digger’s 35th year competing, the series wasn’t Monster Jam in his earlier days. On January 14th in Tampa we have Dennis Anderson driving Grave Digger, and his son Ryan Anderson driving Son-uva Digger in our show. Two generations of Monster Jam drivers competing to be the Tampa champion! That is keeping it all in the family. We also have my favorite, El Toro Loco driven by Becky McDonough.
About Monster Jam
Did you know that Monster Jam competitors are trained at Monster Jam University to master the skills of driving Monster Jam trucks? Monster Jam trucks can fly up to 125 to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air. At approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, Monster Jam trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, Monster Jam trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour.
The Party in the Pits from 2:30-5:30pm is where fans can get up close and personal to the Monster Jam trucks and drivers. Pit Party tickets are $10 in addition to show tickets. They’re on sale now, and will be free at participating Southern Ford Dealers’ locations beginning January 1. Show tickets are also available online and range in price from $15-$112.